LATE SHIFT- YOUR DECISIONS ARE YOU

By Tobias WEBER

CTRLMOVIE - as PROD

Crime - Completed 2016

Matt, a student, has to prove his innocence after being forced into the robbery of a famous London auction house. How will the audience decide to act when everything is turning against him? The audience takes decisions for the interactive thriller’s hero while the movie keeps on running seamlessly.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Crime, Transmedia, Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 264 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tobias WEBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Tobias WEBER, Michael Robert JOHNSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Baptiste PLANCHE, Kurban KASSAM
    • Synopsis
    • ‘Late Shift’ has its hero, its plot, its high points and turning points.
      It has one beginning – but countless possible storylines and seven different endings.

      Matt, a student, has to prove his innocence after being forced into the robbery of a famous London auction house. How will the audience decide to act when everything is turning against him? The audience takes decisions for the interactive thriller’s hero while the movie keeps on running seamlessly.

      ‘Late Shift’ is the first feature film production in the novel interactive film format CtrlMovie, which offers an exceptional experience in-between film and game. The viewers make decisions for the protagonist, thereby influencing the plot and its ending. The film never stops and the audience is under the same time pressure as the protagonist.

      Countless storylines can lead to one of seven different endings. One interactive path is approximately the length of a feature film, bearing in mind that there are four hours of film slumbering in the background, with a total of 180 decision points at your disposal.

      The CtrlMovie technology has been developed by the Swiss start-up company of the same name. ‘Late Shift’ is based on a screenplay by first time director Tobias Weber and Michael R. Johnson, author of Guy Ritchie’s 2009 ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie from 2009. The film was shot in English in London, featuring up- and-coming actors Joe Sowerbutts, Haruka Abe and Lily Travers as well as the Swiss actor Joel Basman (‘The Monuments Men’) and the more mature English actor Richard Durden (‘From Paris with Love’, ‘Oliver Twist’).


      This time you leave the theatre knowing that if you watched the movie again, you could see a different story. What if you’re dissatisfied with the consequences of the audience’s collective decisions? Then, in the form of the app, the protagonist’s fate is in your hands alone. It is up to you to discover countless variations of the same plot and make “better” decisions.